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GM resigns from CVC

Clarence Valley Council’s general manager (GM), Scott Greensill, has resigned from his position. His resignation follows an extraordinary meeting of council on Friday March 3, which was held in confidential session, to discuss the GM’s contract. The council’s corporate director, Ashley Lindsay, has been installed by councillors as the acting general manager; Mr Lindsay is being paid as per the former GM’s contract and salary package. Mr Lindsay said the council and Mr Greensill (as per the councillors’ confidential decision) had made an agreement that his resignation was effective from March 10. Mr Lindsay said there would be no further payment to Mr Greensill beyond March 10 and that there was no pending legal action regarding the former general manager’s resignation. In a media release, the mayor, Jim Simmons, said Mr Greensill was the general manager for the past five and a half years. “His focus has always been on improving the long-term financial sustainability of the council and I thank him for his committed service and strategic directions,” Cr Simmons said. “The council is in a better position for having Scott as general manager. “We will now start the search for a new general manager.” In the media release, Mr Greensill said: “I have enjoyed my time with the Clarence Valley Council, but it is now time to move onto something new. “Council is the biggest single employer in the Clarence Valley and it has been my honour to serve the community. “This council has a great team of staff. “I thank them for all their efforts during my time in charge and wish them all the best for the future.” Mr Lindsay said councillors have “specifically asked for Local Government NSW to provide a report to the April council meeting on the processes that need to be taken to recruit a new general manager”. He said that process would most likely take “a couple of months from then”.